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Thursday, 22 December 2011
9:29AM
Pandemic research spurs bioterrorism fears Scientists seeking to publish highly controversial studies on the avian influenza virus H5N1 have agreed to remove key details from manuscripts describing their work following requests from the U.S. 170 views

Tuesday, 11 October 2011
11:47AM
Experts on clean-up, use of dispersants Maritime New Zealand continues to lead an effort to stabilise the stranded cargo ship Rena, but has been hampered by bad weather, which has prevented the removal of fuel oil from the stricken ship. 157 views

Friday, 16 September 2011
8:53AM
New Zealand Diet and Nutrition Survey - new expert quotes and fact box A comprehensive nutrition survey has revealed more about what New Zealanders are eating - and how it is affecting our health. 226 views

Wednesday, 6 July 2011
11:36AM
Experts Respond: Moderate salt reduction benefits questioned A review of scientific literature by The Cochrane Library suggests moderate reductions in salt intake don't lead to reduced risk of a person suffering cardiovascular events or dying. 218 views

Thursday, 30 June 2011
6:38PM
Prescription drug found in synthetic cannabis product - experts respond The Ministry of Health announced today that a particular variety of the 'synthetic cannabis' smoking blends, Kronic - Pineapple Express, is being recalled due to the presence of a prescription drug. 142 views

Thursday, 19 May 2011
5:58PM
Budget 2011: The science sector responds Bill English unveiled the Budget for 2011-12 this afternoon and signalled a small reduction in science funding overall, with decreases in funding of genomics research and science infrastructure largely offset by funding being shifted into other areas. 248 views

Wednesday, 18 May 2011
12:29PM
Experts on lignite proposals, future of coal The future of coal in feeding growing energy needs here and abroad was the focus of a symposium in Wellington today. 172 views

Thursday, 14 April 2011
9:23AM
Rebuilding Christchurch - earthquake engineers call for rethink Engineers are calling for a rethink in building design and standards in the wake of the Christchurch earthquakes. 241 views

Saturday, 12 March 2011
11:28AM
Japan quake - no relation to Christchurch Japan is dealing with a damaged nuclear reactor, widespread fires and the impact of a devastating tsunami in the wake of the 8.8M earthquake that struck the country last night. 589 views

Tuesday, 1 March 2011
3:05PM
'I predicted the earthquake' - scientists respond Recent media coverage has focused attention on unfounded claims that earthquakes can be predicted by various methods, some involving the moon's influence on tidal forces which may "trigger" large quakes on already stressed fault lines. 436 views

Tuesday, 23 November 2010
12:22PM
Experts on effectiveness of robots in mine rescue operations A military robot sent into the Pike River mine to survey conditions has broken down, mine officials confirmed at a press conference this morning. 255 views

Wednesday, 30 September 2009
9:12AM
NZ's largest science blog network goes live The Science Media Centre today launches a major new science communication effort with the arrival of Sciblogs, a network of science blogs covering everything from clinical health to climate change. 268 views

Tuesday, 11 August 2009
8:58AM
10%-20% : 2020 emissions reduction target revealed The Government this afternoon announced it will seek a 2020 carbon equivalents emissions reduction target range of 10 - 20 per cent on 1990 levels. 290 views

Monday, 30 June 2008
8:12PM
Fresh Focus On Science Reporting New media centre provides access to experts and information. 253 views



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